CSSA News and Updates – October 2020

Payment and reporting update Please note that the temporary change announced in April to assist those stewards unable to meet payment deadlines will end December 31, 2020. The extended 90-day grace period for the application of interest will return to 30 days per the Penalty and Interest Policy. On behalf of the programs, CSSA thanks … Continued

CSSA and Recycle BC announce performance progress on New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) is a proud endorser of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and its vision of a circular economy for plastics, where plastics never become waste. In partnership with Recycle BC, CSSA committed to achieve format-specific plastic targets and is pleased to report year-over-year progress in plastic recovery … Continued

MCD Methodology Consultation Materials

On June 25, 2020, CSSA held an information webinar to introduce stakeholders to the Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Methodology and its results. The consultation materials are available here. Please provide feedback on the MCD Methodology by July 23, 2020 to mcd@cssalliance.ca.  The MCD Methodology is a new and innovative way to measure the cost impacts … Continued

Join CSSA for a Consultation on the Material Cost Differentiation Methodology

On June 25, 1:30 – 3:00 EDT, CSSA will hold an information webinar to introduce the steward community to the Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Methodology and its results. The MCD Methodology is a new and innovative way to measure the cost impacts of materials on the recycling system. It will provide a significant input to … Continued

CSSA News and Updates – June 2020

Thank you! On behalf of Recycle BC, MMSW, MMSM, Stewardship Ontario and AMS, CSSA acknowledges and appreciates the efforts made by stewards and collection partners to help keep their customers and colleagues healthy during the COVID-19 situation. CSSA staff is working remotely and the National Steward Services team is available to assist: 1-888-980-9549 or stewards@cssalliance.ca.   … Continued

Steward reporting extension and options

As organizations everywhere respond to the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to advise that the boards of CSSA-supported programs have approved measures to assist businesses with their Packaging and Paper Product (PPP) obligations during this difficult time. Extension on the Reporting Deadline and Adjustment Deadline We have extended the reporting deadline … Continued

CSSA update on COVID-19 situation

As stewards focus on implementing their business continuity plans and protecting the health and safety of their staff and customers, CSSA wants to advise that it is maintaining its ability to provide service and assistance while taking all necessary precautions. All CSSA and program staff is working remotely and travel bans have been in place … Continued

Alberta municipalities release study on EPR for PPP

A study commissioned by Alberta municipalities and other stakeholders to help inform the design of a potential Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program for residential packaging and paper products (PPP) was released today by the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA). The working group that led the study included CSSA, AUMA, Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), Recycling Council … Continued

CSSA News and Updates – March 2020

Ready to Report webinars and resources More than 200 stewards participated in recent reporting webinars to help them prepare to submit PPP data in the upgraded WeRecycle Portal by the May 31 deadline. Webinar replays, presentations and other information for new and experienced stewards are available on the 2020 Reporting Resources webpage. MCD consultations update The Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) … Continued

Ready to Report: Webinars and Resources

CSSA is helping ensure stewards are ready to report their annual packaging and printed product (PPP) data in the WeRecycle Portal by the May 31 deadline. A reminder that the Portal has been upgraded for 2020 to make the proven, secure reporting platform better and easier to use. With the upgraded Portal, stewards will provide … Continued